Aina Nalu Wine & Silent Auction Fundraiser May 23
By Maui Now Staff
The Aina Nalu Wine & Silent Auction Fundraiser for the Lahaina Complex After‐School Enrichment Tutor Project will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aina Nalu Pavilion in Lahaina Town.
Aina Nalu condo owners are the sponsors of this gala event.
Silent auction items will be up for bid. Items include hotel stays, snorkel trips, whale watching excursions, stand up paddle lessons, mat classes, parasail rides, works by local artists, jewelry and lūʻau.
Silent auction restaurant gift certificates include Fleetwood’s, Sea House Restaurant, Mala, Koa Seaside Grill, Gazebo, Leilani’s, Kimo’s, Dukes, Hula Grill, Lulu’s, Mama’s Fish House, Lahaina Pizza, Cool Cat Café, Captain Jack’s and Penne Pasta.
Lahaina Complex After‐School Enrichment Tutor Project was founded by Pat and Richard Endsley, who have managed the program for 14 years.
The tutoring program has been very successful.
Joshua, a former Princess Nahienaena Elementary School and Lahaina Intermediate School student, is graduating this June with Magma Cum Laude honors.
Mae Baptista, also a former Princess student and tutor at Lahaina High School, just graduated with a nursing degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona with Magma Cum Laude honors.
Several outstanding Lahaina High School athletes have been in the tutoring programs and have graduated with scholarships to universities on the mainland.
Many of the Lahaina High School math tutors for the grade four math program have graduated with honors and have received scholarships to universities in Hawaiʻi and on the Mainland.
The Tutor Project believes in early intervention for reading and math, with supportive rigorous enrichment curriculum instructional lessons for students in grades three through eight at no cost to students.
The Lahaina Complex After‐School Enrichment Tutor Project’s goal is to increase literacy for Lahaina keiki. The goal for the 2015 fundraiser is to surpass 2013’s donations, which totaled $21,000.
Funds raised help defray theAfter‐School Enrichment Tutor Project’s cost. Bus transportation for students to and from tutoring sessions, duplication of materials, supplies and snacks are just some of the mounting costs each year.
Tickets are $60 per person. The cost of a ticket includes two glasses of wine, pūpū and entertainment by smooth jazz guitarist Gary Larson.